Memorandum by the Lord Chancellor's Department
RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT (NORTHERN IRELAND) (AMENDMENT
NO. 3) 2000 (S.I. 2000/393)
1. This Memorandum is submitted at the request of
the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments in response to their
letter of 16 January 2001, in which they ask for a memorandum.
The copies of this instrument supplied to the
Committee were in part illegible due to poor printing or copying.
What steps does the Department propose to take to prevent a recurrence?
2. Due to the heavy workload prior to the Christmas
Recess, the photocopier in the Lord Chancellor's Private Office
had to deal with a high volume of copying. This extra work proved
to take a toll on a usually reliable machine. The Assistant Parliamentary
Clerk will, in future, inspect the copies before they are sent
to the Joint Committee and will ensure the photocopier is serviced
at regular intervals.
22 January 2001